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The next episode of CNBC's 5 part global series, "Executive Vision: Leadership in Action,"(episode 5 - Global Logistics) airs Monday, Nov. 1st at 8PM ET & 12AM ET on CNBC.
In a world where nothing is certain and everything is on the line, how do leaders guide their companies to greatness? Season 2 of CNBC five-part series sponsored by Credit Suisse is a global strategy session with some of the world’s brightest minds. Hosted by CNBC’s Simon Hobbs and featuring a renowned panel of experts, the series delves into provocative issues facing five key sectors and outlines real-time, empowering strategies for success.
In this episode entitled, Executive Vision: Leadership in Action – Global Logistics:
Media. Technology. Philanthropy. Infrastructure. ALL of these sectors have one thing in common: global logistics. The logistics industry, i.e. the business of transporting goods and commodities around the world, is the lifeblood of our economy, delivering the benefits of media, technology, philanthropy, and infrastructure to end-users.
In this hour we explore how shipping fleets, container ports, airfreight and land-based delivery systems work at maximum capacity, keeping our cities and economies working at full speed. Additionally we pose questions to our leaders about how they are confronting challenges like rising energy costs, a fraying infrastructure, the limits on growth, and the new need for sustainable ways of doing business. Finally, we consider how the big players in global logistics now have to rethink the way they do business from the ground up, evolving with the ebbs and flows of global development.
Guests include: Scott Davis, UPS Chairman & CEO; Herbjorn Hansson, Nordic American Tanker Shipping Chairman & CEO; Diane Irvine, Blue Nile CEO; Kevin O’Marah, Gartner Group Vice President, Supply Chain Research; Matthew K. Rose, BNSF Railway CEO; Yossi Sheffi, MIT Professor; and Gregory Swienton, Ryder System Chairman & CEO.
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